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INSPIRATION | November 22, 2022 | By Saxon Henry
Home For The Holidays Showhouse
The 2022 edition of the Home for the Holidays Showhouse, produced by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine, is the 14th-annual installment of this incredible showhouse series, which we are thrilled to say includes a number of our products. Open through December 11th, it is undoubtedly one of our favorite events each year. Proceeds from this year’s home tours and marketplace benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Not only does this wintertime tradition showcase some of the region’s most esteemed design talents, it’s a festive celebration of the holiday season. We share all of the details as to days open each week and hours below. Tickets are available through the link.
Home for the Holidays Showhouse
This opening evening image of the Home for the Holidays Showhouse is courtesy of Floralis Garden Design.
This year’s showhouse, shown in the lead image, is located in Buckhead, and is the latest collaboration between the architectural firm Harrison Design and builder KBD Development & Construction. Situated on a lot that that fans out around the home for an acre, the project offers a contemporary take on an English estate. Measuring more than 10,300 square feet, the stucco home features five bedrooms, six full baths, and three half baths on three levels. The clean-lined, free-flowing design is brought to life by architectural elements like oversized arches, generous gables, swooping pitches, and an emphasis on daylight. Timeless design details include a porte cochere, a motor court, a loggia, and a fireside-covered porch.
The festive entry to the Home for the Holidays Showhouse. Image courtesy @atlantaholidayhome.
KBD Development & Construction partnered with Floralis Garden Design for the landscape architecture and with Lauren Davenport Imber of Davenport Designs for the interior specifications. The roster of designers for the 2022 Home for the Holidays Showhouse include Sande Beck; Dan Belman and Randy Korando; Jessica Bradley; Crystal Corder; the Christopher Collection; Lauren Davenport; Lauren Deloach; Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters; Amber Guyton; Kati Hardwick; Chris Holt; Kerry Howard; Elizabeth McKay; Patricia McLean; Evan Millard; Grayson Pratt; Trudy Stump, Wren Caples and Heather Parker of Huff Harrington; and Janie Wilburn.
Three Varied Styles Featuring Our Products
A portrait of Evan Millard, who is one of the designers participating in the Home for the Holidays Showhouse. Image courtesy the designer.
Evan Millard designed Bedroom and Bathroom 4. He explains what influenced his design of the spaces: “Inspiration comes from my love for classical Greek architecture & design. Throughout, jewel tones are balanced by shades of white and lay the groundwork for a fresh perspective.” He says of the art he chose:
“Paying homage to Hephaestus, the Greek god of craftsmen, artisans & sculptors, my design features over a dozen original works by some of the Southeast’s top artists.”
This image of Evan’s bedroom includes our Fontaine Chandelier and our Kalossi Table Lamps bedside. Image courtesy the designer.
Evan explains why our products were perfect for his spaces: “In addition to original works of art, it was important to include lighting and accessories that reflect a sense of opulence. From black Agate boxes to beautiful brass tones and emerald green glass, Currey & Company had the perfect assortment to complete my designs.” A bit of background on Evan: he pursued studies in Graphic Design at Oral Roberts University but he felt a greater creative realm was beckoning so he went on to receive his BFA in Interior Design at O'More College of Architecture and Design at the Belmont University located in Nashville.
Evan topped our Kalossi Table Lamps with marbleized shades and placed our tropical floor lamp next to a classic cabinet holding a number of our accessories. Image courtesy the designer.
Evan focuses on creating jewel-box like experiences that bring joy and excitement to his client’s lives; and is currently designing high-end residential projects in Nashville, Atlanta, Richmond, and Alys Beach. He chose our Fontaine Chandelier; two of our Kalossi Table Lamps; a Tropical Floor Lamp; and our Imperial Green Ginger Jar, and our Malaga Small and Large Boxes, which are displayed in the beautiful glass-front cabinet, for the bedroom; and our Folium Mirror for the bathroom.
A portrait of Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters, who created a dynamic space in the Home for the Holidays Showhouse. Image courtesy the designers.
Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters, the founders of the Atlanta-based interior design firm Forbes Masters, designed the Flex Space and Hallway. The pair chose two of our Agave Americana Silver Chandeliers, and two of our Solfeggio Double Wall Sconces for their space. We asked the designers about the inspirations for their rooms and the reason the products they chose from us fit so well within their theme. Their initial inspiration was the Secret Silhouettes wallpaper in a saffron colorway, made by Arte International. They were intrigued by the silhouettes of the women partially hidden among the very organic patterns of billowing plants. This became a catalyst for the space that would exude femininity with very gracious shapes.
The Arte International Wallpaper flows in the Forbes Masters’ space. Photography credit: David Christensen.
“The Agave chandeliers felt glamorous and delicate but remained prominent in the space,” Tavia notes. “We felt it was an ode-to-nature concept that melded with the wallpaper and the chandeliers.” They chose the sconces because they are a stark contrast to the chandeliers, which furthered their desire for an eclectic look that included modern elements and felt glamourous. About the chandeliers, Tavia adds, “We were so happy to go with a cool metal. We end up using a lot of golds but we decided to have the pillows custom made in a chrome fabric with pearls. Our instinct would have been to go with gold chandeliers but we’re really happy we chose the silvery metals.”
Our Agave Chandeliers further the ode-to-nature theme in the Forbes Masters’ space. Photography credit: David Christensen.
This dynamic duo is renowned for confidently blending an eclectic range of modern and natural elements, creating custom residential and commercial spaces designed to amplify their clients’ personalities and lifestyles in new and unexpected ways. Since opening in 2017, they have been featured regularly in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Essence, and Business of Home. They are honored to make their debut appearance at this year’s Home for the Holidays Showhouse.
Kerry Howard chose our Factotum Chandelier to illuminate his space in the Home for the Holidays Showhouse. Image credit: Marc Mauldin Photography, Inc.
Kerry Howard, who designed Bedroom & Bathroom 3, is a 1999 graduate of Anderson University where he received a B.A. in art with a concentration in interior design. Kerry, who previously lived in Atlanta, is a past president of ASID Georgia. His firm, Howard House Interiors, is now located in Greenville, South Carolina. His design aesthetic is more transitional in nature, and he loves combining texture and color to create casual spaces for everyday living. He is thrilled to be a part of the 2022 Home for the Holidays Showhouse in Atlanta, the city where his career began almost 20 years ago. He tapped for inclusion in his space the Factotum Chandelier, shown above; the Frey Desk Lamp shown below; and the Bexhill Table Lamp.
Our Frey Desk Lamp is poised gracefully on the desk in Kerry Howard’s space. Image credit: Marc Mauldin Photography, Inc.
A few of the details that you will want to know before you go: the showhouse is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. It is closed Mondays through Wednesdays and on Thanksgiving Day. During the run of showhouse, don’t miss the many inspiring events that include pop-up shops and floral demonstrations, and evening Candlelight tours. No parking is available on Buckingham Circle, but there is a door-to-door shuttle service available two streets east of the showhouse on Regency Road. Only the main level of the Showhouse is handicap-accessible, and strollers and scooters are not allowed inside. You can buy tickets by clicking on the link. If you’re not in Atlanta and you want to see all of the beautiful spaces, you can follow the event on Instagram via the link or by searching @atlantaholidayhome.